Thursday, November 30, 2006

Yet More Top 100 Ironic Reasons To Be Catholic: #60-51

60. St. Jerome is the patron saint against anger. Hope for us all.
59. We have pilgrimage sites in scenic locales.
58. G.K. Chesterton: "An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered."
57. No televangelists (yet).
56. There is something about Mary, and it ain't a sophomoric movie.
55. You could legitimately attend the world's smallest functioning Catholic Church in Warrenton, TX. (picture right)
54. We know what cherubim and seraphim mean.
53. Palestrina.
52. Multiple names: a) In some circles, you went by two names anyway ("Hi, Mary Margaret!"). b) You get to rename yourself at Confirmation ("Hi, Mary Margaret Lucy!") c) And if you join a religious order, you may receive yet another name ("Hi, Sr. Agatha formerly Mary Margaret Lucy!)
51. Our liturgical musicians don't call the Church "the studio audience."

1 comment:

Max Ambrose said...

I love your blog....lots of fun. I especially like this "countdown". I love it, love it, love it.

Looking forward to more posts!


(P.S.- My screen name is derived from my Confirmation of those "extra" names you discussed. Furthermore, all of my aunts have double names; Mary Helen, Carole Ann, etc.)